|Morning Concert: Tribute to Betty Freeman|
In honor of her 70th birthday, Betty Freeman appears on KPFA's Morning Concert, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Freeman shares anecdotes from her long career, first as a budding pianist and then as a supporter of contemporary composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, and La Monte Young. Freeman also describes her work as a photographer of composers, and gives her opinions about listening to and loving new music...
Keywords: interviews; KPFA Morning Concert series; Betty Freeman; New Music
|Morning Concert with Conlon Nancarrow, 1991|
Morning Concert host Charles Amirkhanian interviews Conlon Nancarrow by telephone from his home in Mexico City. The two composers reminisce about time spent together in Mexico, and movements in Mexican politics. Nancarrow shares how he discovered Indian classical music. Amirkhanian remarks on the innovations, technical details, and challenging performance aspects of Nancarrow’s work. The program features brief excerpts from "Piece No...
Keywords: interviews; Conlon Nancarrow; player piano studies; KPFA Morning Concert series; New Music